Noida double murder: Rajesh Talwar’s bail plea deferred

June 7th, 2008 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS  

Noida, June 7 (IANS) The bail application of dentist Rajesh Talwar, who has been arrested as a suspect for the murder of his daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj, has been deferred till Tuesday by the court of special magistrate for Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) cases, a lawyer said Saturday. “The special magistrate who handles CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) cases is visiting jails Saturday. Hence the case was listed for Tuesday,” said Talwar’s lawyer Satish Tamta.

“The original bail application filed in the chief judicial magistrate’s court at Noida has been withdrawn and a fresh application was filed Friday before the special magistrate for CBI cases at Ghaziabad,” he added.

He said that in the bail application, “we have just focussed on the fact that Talwar is innocent since CBI has no evidence against him.”

Aarushi, 14, was found dead in her Noida apartment with her throat slit May 16. The police initially named domestic help Hemraj as the main accused, but backtracked after his body was found on the terrace of the apartment a day later.

Police arrested Talwar May 23, accusing him of killing his daughter. The Noida police had said at that time that he first killed Hemraj and then his daughter, though the CBI - which has taken over the case - has a different view.

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